UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

Phones have been restored! Thank you for your understanding and patience.The Guru of Chai will be presented as scheduled on Saturday, as will the Stars of American Ballet Theatre on Wednesday.

Exterior of Theatre as seen from Kawili Street

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center is the major performing arts educational and cultural center on the Big Island, serving as a joint special use facility for the University and Big Island Communities. The Performing Arts Center is primarily an instructional facility providing for the regular educational functions of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, whose purpose is to offer significant educational and diverse cultural opportunities -- where dialogue, the exchange of cultural and artistic ideas and co-curricular activities are encouraged.

The Performing Arts Center produces, presents and/or co-sponsors an extensive and culturally diverse year-round Season of local, regional, national, and international performing arts events performed by some of the world's greatest artists. The quality of events presented in the 600-seat Theatre is equal to any offered by major mainland universities. A typical year includes over 150 performances of dance, drama, music, mime, children's shows, lectures and special events.

The UH Hilo Performing Arts Center in cooperation with the UH Hilo Performing Arts Department also produces two to six plays, concerts, musicals and dance performances each season. Interested faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Performing Arts Center.

Upcoming Events

For a full calendar of events, see our Monthly Calendar.

Indian Ink Theatre Company: Guru of Chai

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:30pm

Conquering the Sun

Friday & Saturday, November 14 and 15 at 7:00pm (NOT 7:30)

Sunday, November 16 at 2:00pm